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Aid & development links: Libyan refugees, zero poverty, pro-democracy programs and more

'You're just not that vulnerable enough'. An interesting piece on refugees and urban displacement in Libya. US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is looking into pro-democracy programs carried out by USAID. Humanitarian news agency...Show More Summary

Human rights: After the spring in Libya and Egypt

Last week, the Lowy Institute hosted a roundtable examining human rights in the Middle East, which featured human rights defender Hassan al-Amin and Tirana Hassan from Human Rights Watch. Hassan al-Amin fled Libya to be a dissident in...Show More Summary

Militias and mayham: The truth about American military assistance in Libya

Whispers of a shadowy mission in the Canary Islands raise important questions about clandestine operations abroad

First Crude Lifting in 9 months at Libya's port of Hariga

A tanker has started loading crude at Libya's eastern port of Hariga for the first time in nearly nine months, after a federalist group agreed to re-open it last week,

Face Of The Day

Mark Murrmann appreciates the work of Chris Hondros, the renowned photojournalist who was killed alongside Tim Hetherington in Libya in 2011: Though he published thousands of photos, one of Chris Hondros’ best known images remains seared in my mind: a young Iraqi girl crying, covered in the blood of her parents who were just killed by the US soldiers towering […]

How the United States Continues to Make Matters Worse in Libya

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Is the US secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands? And if not, are they planning to? That's what I asked a spokesman for US Africa Command (AFRICOM). "I am surprised by your mentioning the Canary Islands," he responded by email. Show More Summary

Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Libya

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

By Nick Turse, TomDispatch Is the U.S. secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands? That’s what I asked a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command. “I am surprised by your mentioning the Canary Islands,” he responded by email. “I have not heard this before, and wonder where you heard this.”

North Sea Traders Eye VLCCs to Asia, Libya Caps

North Sea Forties crude differentials firmed on Tuesday as traders eyed two potential VLCC shipments to Asia, though gains were capped as the first cargo of Libyan

Gunmen kidnap Jordan envoy to Libya

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan's ambassador to Libya as he rode to work in Tripoli on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, officials said.

Jordan ambassador to Libya abducted

Identity and motive unclear of men who seized Fawaz al-Aitan after attacking his car in Tripoli and shooting his driver.

Tomgram: Nick Turse, The Pentagon, Libya, and Tomorrow's Blowback Today

2 days agoNews : TomDispatch

Is the U.S. secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands? And if not, are they planning to...

Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Libya

How Not to End Violence in a War-Torn Land Cross-posted with Is the U.S. secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands? And if not, are they planning to? That’s what I asked a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). Show More Summary

Libya to export first cargo since rebel deal

An oil tanker is due to load 1 million barrels of crude on Tuesday from Libya's recently reopened Hariga port, its first export shipment after a deal to end months of closures at its key terminals,

Jordan ambassador to Libya kidnapped

Masked men in civilian clothes surround envoy's car, and fire at his driver and guards before abducting him.

Official: Gunmen Abduct Jordan Ambassador in Libya

(TRIPOLI, Libya) — A Libyan official says gunmen have abducted Jordan’s ambassador to Tripoli. Libya’s Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Said al-Aswad says several masked gunmen in civilian clothes and in two cars attacked the car of Ambassador Fawaz al-Etan on Tuesday morning in Tripoli. Al-Aswad says the assailants opened fire at the ambassador’s vehicle, wounding his…

Libya adjourns trial of ex-Gaddafi officials and sons

Gaddafi's sons Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam did not appear in the courtroom at Tripoli's Al-Hadba prison, but the deposed ruler's ex-spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi was among the former senior officials sitting in blue jumpsuits behind a fenced-off section.

Blowback: Protesters In Kiev Demand Resignation Of Ukraine President

While the CIA-staged government coups in Libya and Egypt at least managed to last nearly a year before the inevitable "Thermidorian reaction" resulted in a blowback response that saw a overthrow of the interim US-handpicked rulers, Ukraine may not even last that long. Show More Summary

Libya: How to end the political crisis?

Political woes deepen in oil-rich country after interim prime minister resigns over security reasons.

The Libyan Revolution's Hard Reset: A UN Solution to Unblock the Libyan Stalemate

Very little has been achieved in Libya since the country held its first free elections amid much euphoria. The elected General National Congress and the appointed government are seen by most Libyans and many observers as responsible for the current deteriorating situation. Show More Summary

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